Wild Young Minds: LOWLANDS PART IV: Sunday

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


And then the last day arrived. A few bands we definitely wanted to see left, but nothing really interesting. And so we decided to have a look here and there and see if there were any other surprises.

We started with 'Erland and the Carnival', a British folk rock band, who were good but not that amazing. And so we went on to Frank Turner, a folk/punk singer-songwriter. He was definitely talented. We heard a few songs but decided he sounded a bit too much like Racoon, so we left again.

It was really hot this day, our tent felt like a sauna (though it was still freezing at night, pretty annoying) and everyone at Lowlands looked sweaty and filthy.

One of the best performances we saw this day, was 'The Roots'. I already knew the hiphop band. They gave us a jamming session filled with excellent guitar playing, a lot of rap and a gigantic saxophone (or some other horn-like instrument). The show was awesome. After this show we were exhausted. I don't know if it was the weather, or the fact that we had walked all days and didn't have a lot of sleep but we were listless.

So we bought an Australian meat pie (it's delicious, tastes like a sausage-roll but better) and a special coffee with liqueur, cream and cookies. Once our stomaches were filled, we felt the energy bombing through our veins so we went to Lykke Li.

Lykke Li is a Swedish singer and I find her really cool. She dresses like a goth, long black clothes. And her voice was brilliant as well. The entire show was quite dark but I found it very magical.

The last show we saw was 'The Offspring', an American punk rock band, which you can compare to Green Day. It was one of the headliners of the festival, yet I had never heard of them. Maybe a bit before my time or just not really my music, I don't know.

After the live perfomances were over, Avalon and I decided to go to the movies. We saw 'The Monk', a French thriller with Vincent Kassel (who you may know from 'Black Swan', he played Natalie Portman's ballet teacher). It was about christianity around 1500. The film started very strong and dark but the end was a bit disappointing. The atmosphere in the movie was really cold. Not only because it was a gothic story, but also because I get the shivers from the strictness of the church and the idea that Satan exists.

Anyway, after the movie we saw that the festival site was already being cleaned so we went back to our tent.

Lowlands 2011 was over, and it was a brilliant weekend. Sometimes we had to improvise a bit because camping wasn't made for me and because the music program wasn't what we hoped for when we bought our tickets but I really enjoyed it.

Lowlands, I love you and I hope to see you next year.

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